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Table 1 Demographic, socioeconomic, and health measures of the respondents in Guangdong Province by type of healthcare providers

From: General practitioners versus other physicians in the quality of primary care: a cross-sectional study in Guangdong Province, China

Variables Total GPs Non-GPs
N = 401(372 ~ 401) N = 163(150 ~ 163) N = 238(220 ~ 238)
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Gender    
 Male 239 (59.60) 89 (54.60) 150 (63.03)
 Female 162 (40.40) 74 (45.40) 88 (36.97)
Age*    
 <35 159 (40.56) 59 (37.34) 100 (42.74)
 35~ 151 (38.52) 73 (46.20) 78 (33.33)
 45~ 82 (20.92) 26 (16.46) 56 (23.93)
Education**    
 <Bachelor 130 (33.33) 77 (47.83) 53 (23.14)
 ≥Bachelor 260 (66.67) 84 (52.17) 176 (76.86)
Working site**    
 Country hospital 88 (21.95) 11 (6.75) 77 (32.35)
 Rural CHC 88 (21.95) 55 (33.74) 33 (13.87)
 Tertiary hospital 76 (18.95) 4 (2.45) 72 (38.24)
 Secondary hospital 40 (9.98) 4 (2.45) 36 (15.13)
 Urban CHC 109 (27.18) 89 (54.60) 20 (8.40)
Working intensity*    
 Light 202 (52.88) 87 (58.00) 115 (49.57)
 Heavy 180 (47.12) 63 (42.00) 117 (50.43)
Prof-training    
 No 71 (17.71) 23 (14.11) 48 (20.17)
 Yes 330 (82.29) 140 (85.89) 190 (79.83)
Income**    
 <3000 79 (21.24) 38 (25.00) 41 (18.64)
 3000~ 149 (40.05) 72 (47.37) 77 (35.00)
 5000~ 144 (38.71) 42 (27.63) 102 (46.36)
Intent to stay*    
 No 63 (15.71) 17 (10.43) 46 (19.33)
 Yes 338 (84.29) 146 (89.57) 192 (80.67)
Health status    
 Not well 47 (11.72) 14 (8.59) 33 (13.87)
 Well 354 (88.28) 149 (91.41) 205 (86.13)
  1. * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01; based on Chi-square test of difference across healthcare providers